Studying Sociology through PPES (Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology)
The undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology (PPES), hosted by the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, had its first intake of students in October 2008. The PPES degree programme provides a unique opportunity to study a variety of subjects that are relevant to understanding any society.
In PPES, you study four subjects in your first year (i.e. Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology), three of these subjects in your second year, and two in your third year. In your final year, you may choose to take one or two of the four subjects. If you choose to take Sociology through PPES, then, you will take a broad range of courses in your early years, gradually honing in on more specialist Sociology topics in your final two years.
If you specialise in Sociology in your final year, you will do three Sociology courses, along with an independent dissertation, which is a piece of social research conducted under the supervision of one of the lecturers in the Sociology Department.
For more information, please visit the PPES Course Office website.